If it wasn’t for my low tolerance for heat, sweat, mosquitoes, hard labor, and dirt, I would have definitely become a farmer. Although my garden is a work in progress, it’s satisfying to grow and harvest my very own food and decorate my rooms with plants and flowers from my backyard.
Growing all things green comes with help from my compost. Technically, I vermicompost or worm compost. Worms recycle food scraps and other organic materials such as used coffee grounds and eggshells into nutrient-rich soil called vermicompost.
Regular composting (without worms) takes 6-12 months to breakdown. Many gardeners choose to compost their grass cuttings and brown leaves.
But vermicompost is much faster. Because worms eat twice their body weight in a day, worms turn food scraps into rich soil in half the time. And since I feed the worms potato and banana peels, papaya shells, wilted lettuce, and melon rinds, I have a lot less garbage to add to the landfill!
The obvious benefit, of course is a healthy garden with bountiful produce. That’s something every gardener, especially a farmer-want-to-be like me wants.
Had to include pictures of my co-worker’s thriving, lush garden for us amateur gardeners to be green with envy!
Do you compost? Do you think you might want to start soon?
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Good Nights for Great Tomorrows